I'm searching for a video of the manufacturing process for an F-16 jet fighter canopy. Can anybody help me? Does anybody know where these canopies are manufactured?

  • $\begingroup$ Well, way back when the F-16 was built by General Dynamics at Carswell AFB, Ft. Worth Texas. Fun Facts: Strategic Air Command starring Jimmy Stewart was filmed there. There is a B-36 in the lake at the end of the runway. Last time I looked you could still see its tail. $\endgroup$
    – radarbob
    Apr 14, 2017 at 1:06
  • $\begingroup$ P.S. There are (were?) 6 pristine F-16's at the salvage yard. Maybe you can get a replacement canopy there. These were flow directly from the plant (Carswell AFB, above) to the boneyard in Arizona. Originally destined for Pakistan, the Pakistanis did something to tick us off. $\endgroup$
    – radarbob
    Apr 14, 2017 at 1:13
  • $\begingroup$ You might find your answer, or at least a good direction in the answers to this question. $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Apr 14, 2017 at 13:19
  • $\begingroup$ Some pictures, from the name of the manufacturer provided in the answer to the question linked by @FreeMan. $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Apr 17, 2017 at 15:43
  • $\begingroup$ @mins 1-handed, sideways, free-hand (no jig or template) routing looks like a great way to ruin a work piece and potentially remove a knee cap! (5th image down.) Yikes! $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Apr 17, 2017 at 17:49


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